1. Why was Africa the center of the slaves?
The trade in humans began in the earliest times and went on until the nineteenth century. But it was in the sixteenth century, after the discovery of America when the need grew for labour on the new planttations, that the slave trade began to increase . Its centure was Africa . Millions of slaves were transported from that continent . The British,French,Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish all engaged in the trade . There was also a trade by the Arabs across the Sahara and from East Africa to Asia. Arab has long history of slaves and their african traffic in human merchandise was only suppressed towards the end of nineteenth century, after the trade had been made illegal by wester nations, Arab dealers in Africa continued to buy and sell people they took them from the interior of Africa in the caravans to the shores of the Mediterranean, the Red sea, the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean some were sold at the coast but most were shipped on to Turkey in those days was in Zanziabar by which his territory ceased to be the center of the traffic, but it persisted on the African mainland and was abolished only gradually.
2. Why do we shake hands with our right hands?
The Western custom of shaking hands has its origin in its past.Centuries ago men carried weapons,usually in their right hands(most people are right-handed).when one man wanted to show friendship to another, he threw down his weapons and offered his empty right hands to the other person as a sign of peace. The custom has remained.You should shake hands firmly as it is sign of friendliness or agreement,and weak handshake does not seem genuine.But you have to be careful not overdoit, or hurt the other person,s hand!
3. Why we're American soldiers in World War 2 called G.I.s ?
World war 2 was the time that this nickname originated, although it has since stuck and most soldiers are called by this name. During that war all government kits supplied to recruits in the American Army were stamped 'G I' meaning 'Government Issue'. It was as rather a cynical joke that the soldiers began calling themselves G.Is, meaning that they thought themselves little more important than their equipment before this, from about 1850 untill the first World War, the American soldiers had called themselves ' Dough Boys', becouse they wore uniforms with metal buttons which looked like round caked of dough.
4. Who stole the british crown jewels ?
You might think nobody would have the skill or the courage to steal something's as precious and easily recognizable as the crown of jewels but on 9 may,1671, a daring Irishman colonel Thomos blood, made near successful attempt to steal them. Although he and his accomplices were caught and imprisoned in the Tower of London, they were not executed , as everyone had expected. Instead, the king charles II ,was so impressed by the robers that he pardoned them and even gave Colonel Blood a place at court and lands in Ireland!
5. Which American president was born in a log cabin in Kentucky?
Abrahm Lincoln. Later the family moved to indiana where the family built a "half-face" which was a three sided shelter, framed with poles and thatched with bark. He ate wild berries and learned to shoot wild turkeys for food. Later still the family went by covered wagon to New Salem, and years later his new home become the white House in Washington, DC.
6 Wher is the TEA drinking a time honoured rituals?
The ceremonial drinking of tea has long been a time-honoured instituation in japan the central idea of the ceremony is the appreciation of the beautiful in life's daily routine such as preparing a meal and tea, cleaning the house, working in the garden and so on. The ceremony is called in Japanese cha-no-yu (which can be interpreted as 'hot water tea'). It is a way of entertaining guests, who after they have been served a meal are given thick,weak tea made of pulverized tea leaf strirred in hot water. The enetertaining is done in small room. It may be 2.7m suare or even smaller. Much thought is given to the construction of the little room. There is an alcove in which ornaments may be placed and there is small sunken fireplace. this is used for heating kettle during winter. In summer a brazier with a charcoal fire is used. The way guest enter the room is designed to demonstrate humility their way in is through an opening less than 1 m square.The tea room is called chaseki. Before entering the chaseki each guest is required to wash to wash his hands and rinse his mouth . This is symbolic gesture of cleansing himself externally and internally and is one of the four qualities which the tea ceremony emphasizes. There are other three qualities which are part of the ceremony. One is harmony between the guest and the utensils used in the rituals. Another is respect not only among those taking part, but also for the utensils. Yet another is tranquillity, which suggest the quality of mellowness given to things by long and fond use.
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